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Ryder notches 13th in loss to Sabres

Saturday, 01.04.2014 / 11:28 PM

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Ryder notches 13th in loss to Sabres
New Jersey Devils 1, Buffalo Sabres 2
Three Stars of the Game
Matt D'Agostini
1st
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 0Hits: 4
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 16:05
Matt Moulson
2nd
Matt Moulson
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 18:07
Mike Weber
3rd
Mike Weber
G: 0Shots: 0
A: 0Hits: 3
PTS: 0PIM: 7
+/-: 0TOI: 15:55

BUFFALO -- Matt D'Agostini's power-play goal with 8:11 remaining in the third period gave the Buffalo Sabres a 2-1 win against the New Jersey Devils at First Niagara Center on Saturday.

D'Agostini scored his first goal of the season when he put a loose puck past Devils goalie Cory Schneider. It was D'Agostini's first goal for the Sabres after he was claimed off waivers from the Pittsburgh Penguins on Nov. 27. He played 13 games for the Devils during the 2012-13 season.

The win extended the Sabres' home point streak to seven games (6-0-1). The loss was the Devils' first in seven games in the second half of back-to-back games.

The Sabres took a 1-0 lead when Matt Moulson scored his 14th goal of the season with 31 seconds to go in the second period. The power-play goal came when forward Tyler Ennis connected with Moulson on a pass in front of the net. Marcus Foligno was tied up with a defender in front and Moulson used the distraction to put a loose puck over Schneider's shoulder.

The Devils tied the game on a 5-on-3 power play in the third period. Forward Michael Ryder put a loose puck past Sabres goalie Ryan Miller at 7:46.

With Linus Omark serving a too-many men penalty and Tyler Myers penalized for an illegal check to the head, Ryder scored his 13th goal of the season. The Devils squeezed in on the Sabres defense and passes from forward Travis Zajac and defenseman Marek Zidlicky helped set up the tying goal.

With the Sabres on the power play because of an interference penalty to Zubrus, D'Agostini's goal put the Sabres ahead.

Miller saved 21 shots; Schneider stopped 20.

The Sabres host the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday. The Devils return home to host the Philadelphia Flyers, also Tuesday.

scoring summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
19:29
BUF
PPG - Matt Moulson (14) ASST: Tyler Ennis (8), Christian Ehrhoff (13)
1 - 0 BUF
3rd Period
07:46
NJD
PPG - Michael Ryder (13) ASST: Travis Zajac (12), Marek Zidlicky (15)
1 - 1 Tie
11:49
BUF
PPG - Matt D'Agostini (1) ASST: Steve Ott (6), Linus Omark (1)
2 - 1 BUF
penalty summary
1st Period
12:20
NJD
Steve Bernier  Interference against  Tyler Ennis
14:59
BUF
John Scott  Holding against  Marek Zidlicky
2nd Period
11:29
BUF
Mike Weber  Hooking against  Mike Sislo
14:38
NJD
Dainius Zubrus  Tripping against  Zemgus Girgensons
17:36
NJD
Andrei Loktionov  Tripping against  Brayden McNabb
3rd Period
04:51
NJD
Ryane Clowe  Fighting (maj) against  Mike Weber
04:51
BUF
Mike Weber  Fighting (maj) against  Ryane Clowe
06:03
BUF
Linus Omark  Too many men/ice - bench
07:02
BUF
Tyler Myers  Illegal Check To Head against  Dainius Zubrus
10:03
NJD
Dainius Zubrus  Interference against  Tyler Myers
16:49
NJD
Jon Merrill  Interference against  Matt D'Agostini
goalie stats
Cory Schneider
SA: 22TOI: 58:55
Saves: 20EV: 10 - 10
PIM: 0PP: 10 - 12
SV%: .909SH: 0 - 0
Ryan Miller
Ryan Miller
11-18-1
SA: 22TOI: 59:44
Saves: 21EV: 14 - 14
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 5
SV%: .955SH: 3 - 3
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